Columbus radio personality launches scholarship to help grieving families

Columbus radio personality launches scholarship to help grieving families
Georgia Ellyse
Georgia Ellyse

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus radio personality is helping families who have lost a child.

Georgia Ellyse with Foxie 105FM lost her infant daughter Amana due to an accidental death in 2007.

She is now spreading the word on how she coped with the situation by going to Faith's Lodge.

Faith's Lodge in Wisconsin is a place where parents and families facing serious illness or death of a child can reflect, renew strength, and build hope for the future.

Georgia is helping launch the Amana Family Scholarship in the name of her daughter to help families going through the same pain she experienced.

Today, February 21, would have been Amana's seventh birthday.

This is the first year of the national scholarship award and it will cover all expenses for families.

"We're so proud of our work with parents during such a dark time," said Kelly McDyre, Executive Director at Faith's Lodge. "Georgia's personal testimony is a wonderful gift, and we're looking forward to serving as many families as we can reach."

If you are, or know of someone who is grieving from the loss, or battling with the serious illness of their child; or if you would like to donate to The Amana Family Scholarship Award, submit a letter of interest to request an application to

Important Upcoming Faith's Lodge Dates
Bereaved Families: Older loss (4 yrs. to 21 yrs.)
April 23-27

Families w/ Ill Children
March 26-30
April 30-May 4

Bereaved Parents: Infant & toddler loss (20 weeks gestation to 3 yrs.)
March 5-9
April 9-1

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